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I can not see the SD card with the Windows Explorer (USB connected), just the Phone Memory

asked 2014-09-30 15:07:46 +0200

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How can I access the SD via the Windows Explorer. Through Files on Jolla I can see the "sdcard" directorey, but I am not sure if this is the real SD or not. I need to move data from the Phone Memory to SD. If I do Copy instead of Move, it allows me to do it, but does not seem to really use the SD (memory is filled up even though the SD is 64GB),

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How is your sdcard formatted?, fat32?, btrfs? To my knowledge, Windows cannot see btrfs partitions, only NTFS or variations of FAT. Also, to know if you are looking at your sdcard for sure, it is found in /media/sdcard/****-****/ (where *-* is the name/number allocated to your sdcard by the OS, like 1234-5678. (I use File Browser from Jolla store to navigate the OS). Regards,

Spam Hunter ( 2014-09-30 16:13:41 +0200 )edit

I am in the process of reformatting it as FAT32. The fact that there is a sdcard folder visible in the explorer lead me to think that it is identified. Apparently it is not (a tutorial on youtube pointed this out to me).


coolhuh ( 2014-09-30 16:18:04 +0200 )edit

The SDcard won't be exported via MTP - it already has been discussed several times here, e.g. here is the feature-request thread. But you will be able to access your SDcard through MTP if you create a symbolic link to it (yoo have to activate developer mode and use the terminal/ Putty):

cd /home/nemo
ln -s /media/sdcard/****-****/ SDcard

You will get a new directory named 'SDcard' under /home/nemo. :)

But it's much more comfortable to use WinSCP to access all your data (and your SD-Card) and this is also MUCH more faster than MTP.

Alex ( 2014-09-30 17:50:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-09-30 17:35:23 +0200

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Cool, I think you will find your troubles will be sorted by formatting your sdcard to fat32 and then going to /media/sdcard/****-****/ - this will definitely be your REAL sdcard you are viewing. This is how I am using mine, with total success. The sdcard you may have seen in explorer, may well have been from the Android side of the phone, like in mine I also see; /opt/alien/system/bin under sdcard - but I'm not totally sure how that works, I don;t really utilise the Android side of the phone much. Good luck, hope you get sorted! :) Regards,

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